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-How do you safeguard
-the traditional family farm?
-One way is by adding value
-to the farm's produce.
-Where better to see this at work...
-..than the Farm Shop and Deli Show
-As well as seeing
-the range of food and drink...
-..we'll visit one of the producers
-at home in Pembrokeshire.
-Safeguarding our property
-on the farm.
-Are we guilty of not doing enough
-until it's too late?
-Alun attends an event about how
-to safeguard equipment and stock.
-With profits for pig farmers
-..what's the future for the sector
-here in Wales?
-This food show is different
-to many others...
-..as it offers specialist foods
-for farm shops and delis.
-It's a great opportunity
-for business owners...
-..to see and savour
-the latest foods.
-Robert Vaughan from Carn Edward
-in the Gwaun Valley...
-..is here exhibiting produce
-The family farms three units
-and keeps gardens and a cafe...
-..in the shadow of Carn Edward,
-over 100 longhorn suckler cows...
-..and over 800 Lleyn sheep.
-Diversification and enterprise
-is in the family's blood.
-We had the chance to diversify,
-to sell meat to the public...
-..because we had confidence
-in the gardens and tea rooms.
-We'd dealt with the relevant people
-so we gave it a shot.
-We sell cuts -
-steaks, joints, mince and dice...
-..and the same again with the lamb.
-The new venture is Welsh mutton.
-That's been an interesting job
-We sell in a mixture of places...
-..the gardens, the farmer's markets
-and local food festivals.
-We've also built a new website.
-That's been a major project
-over the past year.
-It's given us the chance
-to push towards England...
-..and see what we can do.
-Having a website and good broadband
-and phone signal is so important.
-We're in a lovely part
-of the world...
-..but there are
-very few people around here.
-We need to find new markets.
-we always get the crumbs.
-It's time for farmers
-to get a larger slice of the cake.
-We all work so hard.
-Maybe the Brexit business
-will even things out...
-..and increase the value
-of our produce...
-..especially the food we produce
-This is Robert's first visit
-to the Farm Shop and Deli Show.
-He's promoting new produce.
-We're taking the mutton pies up.
-It's a new venture for us.
-We want to give people at the event
-a taste of our pies...
-..and follow up by selling the
-mince and dice direct to pie makers.
-We're working hard
-to sell the story behind the meat...
-..and selling a part of the farm to
-them and the story that's behind it.
-There are over 450 exhibiters
-at the NEC in Birmingham.
-This is the seventh show of its kind
-aimed at specialist food producers.
-The show attracts customers
-from farm shops, delis and cafes.
-The food quality is important and
-the customer is ready to pay for it.
-Cywain has given Welsh producers
-the opportunity to be here...
-..with the aim of adding value
-and helping to promote the produce.
-Cywain's aim is to help continue
-the development of our clients.
-Last year, we brought a crew of
-producers like Rob Vaughan here...
-..to see how things worked.
-Today, he has a day on a stand
-to try and generate a new market.
-We hope to help him
-..on the Welsh food and drink stand
-just as Cwm Farm have done today.
-They started with us and they're
-here independently this year.
-How beneficial is a day like this?
-It's a real eye-opener for them.
-They get the experience of trying
-to sell directly to traders.
-That's very different
-from selling to customers.
-It's an opportunity to create
-new markets across Britain.
-As part of the experience,
-they find out what's out there...
-It's important to add value
-to the produce...
-..it's important for farmers
-to create new markets...
-..and we're here to help them do
-that whatever the political climate.
-Lowri and Gwyn
-from Gwella near Aberystwyth...
-..have had the opportunity to
-promote their new, unique produce.
-Not many producers
-do what you're doing.
-As far as we know,
-we're the only people in Europe...
-..who cure lamb this way.
-How much of a difference has this
-added value made to your business?
-A lot. Before that, we were
-just the same as everyone else.
-The lambs went to the abattoir
-and that's the last we saw of them.
-We can now speak to our customers
-and our markets directly...
-..to try and promote Welsh lamb.
-Bryn, how much value
-do you add to this produce?
-Three times -
-we can improve its price threefold.
-You can use the whole lamb,
-from top to bottom.
-You split the lamb in half,
-remove all the bones...
-..roll it and cure it.
-It makes a huge difference.
-You don't just use the hind cuts,
-the best meat - you use the lot.
-One day, it could be a way of
-selling young lambs to the market.
-How important is a show like this
-to your business?
-It's very important.
-People attending this show will use
-our products in their restaurants...
-..or farm shops.
-It helps us
-take our products further.
-At the moment, we have
-a geographical market of 40 miles.
-We want to move it further to
-promote Welsh lamb further afield.
-from the Gwaun Valley...
-..what is Robert Vaughan's
-impression of the show?
-How has your day been?
-Tiring but wonderful. There's such
-a variety, it's incredible.
-It's an eye-opener.
-What response have you had?
-Encouraging. It's nice to know
-we're on the right track.
-Is the show what you expected?
-Totally different, blown away.
-People in Wales need to have a look
-at what happens over here.
-As well as exhibiting produce...
-..this three-day show offers
-workshops, rewards new ideas...
-..and welcomes speakers to inspire
-people working in the industry.
-How do you benefit
-from attending these festivals?
-You meet people, you tell
-your story, you give out tasters...
-..I like that one-to-one.
-Four weeks ago we were at
-an event in the Celtic Manor.
-We had international buyers
-from all over the world.
-We had Canadian and American
-buyers wanting to buy our products.
-Canada have ordered enough salami
-for 25 stores in Toronto.
-Our first export order for Cwm Farm
-and we are just overwhelmed.
-These shows are important to get
-more businesses talking to us.
-There is life outside Wales...
-..but it's too early to say how
-much business we've done so far.
-There's more work to be done.
-We benefit a lot
-from being in a show like this.
-We attend two or three every year.
-It's a chance to exhibit
-..and retain people's interest.
-We meet people who buy our products
-and find out where it goes...
-..because they're sold
-How does Welsh produce compete
-with global produce?
-I think people have realised
-the quality of Welsh produce.
-Shows like this are great
-for promoting the produce.
-Join us after the break as
-Alun attends an important event...
-..about safeguarding the farm
-In Part 1, safeguarding farm incomes
-was the talking point.
-Alun is more concerned
-with safeguarding farm property.
-Do you have a plan on your farm
-to ensure that your cattle, sheep...
-..tractors and even your gates are
-safe from the clutches of burglars?
-I'm visiting Aberystwyth
-University's Trawsgoed farm...
-..where best practice for
-securing property is being shown.
-According to NFU Mutual statistics
-for March 2017...
-..cattle thefts from farms has more
-than doubled compared to last year.
-This Farming Connect event
-is both timely and important.
-We're here at Trawsgoed, one of the
-Farming Connect innovation sites.
-Basically, something was stolen.
-It started us off
-on the conversation...
-..of how can you improve security.
-You start to spot the mistakes
-and look for holes in the system.
-We played detective
-and we have an open day...
-..to allow other people
-to do the same...
-..and learn messages from here
-that they can take home.
-One of the day's elements
-is a tour of the farm...
-..to show potential weaknesses.
-It's led by Arfon Griffiths
-from Larymau Dyfed.
-We arrived here earlier...
-..and left some items in the more
-general parts of a farm.
-For example, trailers being left
-close to the farmyard entrance.
-The trailers were left unlocked.
-One of the trailers
-was loaded with a bike.
-It showed how easy it would be for a
-4x4 to come in, take the trailer...
-..without anyone noticing.
-How difficult or easy is it
-for farmers to solve those problems?
-It's very easy.
-Locks for trailers
-cost as little as 20.
-It's a fraction of the cost
-of losing that trailer.
-It's a simple solution
-that saves a lot of money.
-Lisa Jones from Shearwell Data
-is also attending today.
-You're here to promote animal
-safety through new EID technology.
-The new EID technology
-incorporates these boluses.
-This is a sheep bolus.
-Farmers are using boluses to
-safeguard their most valuable stock.
-They help prevent people
-stealing those animals.
-The boluses are a deterrent
-to stop them stealing the animals.
-What's the difference between
-both options for the farmer?
-There are two tags,
-one yellow and one visual.
-There's also a black tag and bolus.
-The black tag and bolus cost 2.50.
-That's more than the tags
-the company already has.
-Only the black tag
-is needed in the sheep's ear...
-..because the black tag
-replaces the visible tag...
-..and the bolus replaces
-the yellow tag in the other ear.
-This tank has been locked
-from the outside.
-This lock is easily broken.
-Charles Lamb, you're one
-of the exhibiters here today.
-You've brought your equipment
-with you - what is this?
-This locks trailers
-being pulled behind a tractor.
-There are also smaller locks for
-trailers behind a Land Rover or van.
-This is made from stainless steel.
-It's really difficult to break.
-You're a farmer but you've started
-your own security business.
-Yes. I started from scratch
-I have a keen interest
-in solving problems.
-When I'm on the farm,
-I look around and think...
-.."How can I make this better,
-safer or easier?"
-has featured heavily in the news...
-..and recently, Dyfed Powys Police
-used DNA technology...
-..to prosecute a sheep thief.
-Two years ago, 50 sheep were stolen
-from a farm in Gwynfe, Llangadog.
-As is normal in such cases, we had
-little evidence to help the case...
-..but fair play to the farmer,
-he did a lot of research...
-..and saw that 20 sheep
-were being sold in Llanybydder...
-..about 10-14 days after the theft.
-He contacted the farmers who bought
-them, who were totally blameless.
-When the lambs were born, blood
-samples were taken from the lambs...
-..blood samples were taken
-from the farmer's rams...
-..which hadn't been used
-on any other sheep...
-..and it was proven
-that nine of the fifteen lambs...
-..were related to Mr Price's rams.
-It showed that his rams
-were the mothers...
-..of the sheep that had been stolen.
-What was the feedback
-from today's event?
-There have been thefts in this area.
-We haven't been directly affected
-by thefts on the farm...
-..but we have to be far
-There's a potential for people
-from other areas to visit our farms.
-We have to make sure that we keep
-our farms as secure as possible.
-How important is it for farmers
-to contact the police...
-..to tell them what happens locally,
-even if it seems irrelevant?
-It's very important -
-there are two important aspects.
-Farmer must tell us
-when something is stolen...
-..and if they have information
-about the thieves...
-..they need to transfer
-that information to the police...
-..and tell us where it's being done
-and how it's being done.
-Without that information, it's
-difficult to do something about it.
-recently published figures...
-..profits from pig farming
-have decreased 56% in England.
-Is the situation different in Wales?
-The Welsh pig sector is small
-compared to our neighbours...
-to recent figures...
-..the sector contributed 7m
-to Wales's agricultural output.
-Penlan Farm, Talsarn, Lampeter...
-..has kept pigs for almost 50 years.
-There are less pigs around now
-than there were years ago.
-Everyone kept 10-12 sows years ago,
-back in the 1960s and 1970s.
-These days, farmers only keep
-a small number of pigs.
-How difficult is it
-to keep pigs in Wales?
-We feed them from a bag -
-it's different to cattle and sheep.
-They eat silage and grass,
-You don't need to feed pigs as much
-now, the genetics have improved.
-They need less food now
-to produce the same amount of meat.
-What are your greatest costs?
-Hay costs about 96 a tonne.
-Feed is 240.
-Those are our main costs.
-We're not too bad
-with vet costs for the pigs.
-We buy iron
-and the odd bottle of Penicillin...
-..in case a pig goes lame.
-Carwyn and I do all the work.
-We also spend on diesel for
-the Kramer to clean out the sheds.
-The Kramer is used
-for these two sheds...
-..but we clean out the other shed
-by hand because it's an old shed.
-That's where the costs go.
-If we paid labour at 10 an hour,
-the profits would disappear.
-You'd need someone for two hours
-a day and that's 20 gone.
-20 a day is a lot.
-What's the answer
-for the pig sector in Wales?
-In a meeting the other day...
-..they were telling people
-to keep more pigs.
-If I'm going to keep more pigs...
-..is the trade going to drop again?
-People should be buying locally.
-They should be buying food produced
-in their county and country.
-It's better than importing food
-from other countries...
-..such as Danish bacon.
-Brinley and his son, Carwyn,
-have exhibited their pigs in shows.
-They won first prize in last year's
-Winter Fair on their first attempt.
-They keep 200 pigs on the farm...
-..and they have a contract
-to supply local butcher Rob Rattray.
-I depend on him, he depends on me.
-He pays me a fair price
-so I can't complain about the price.
-I sympathise with farmers who have
-to sell cheaply to slaughterhouses.
-They only get about 1.55-1.60
-per kilo. That's dead weight.
-Is it possible to make money
-The profits are lower.
-Apart from Rob, how difficult is it
-to find a market for your pigs?
-If I relied on the marts,
-I would have packed it in.
-You're up and down,
-you don't know where you are.
-You can have one good mart,
-one bad mart.
-In one month,
-you can sell a sow for 50.
-The following mart,
-you can get 150-200.
-Why does that happen?
-I don't know -
-they say there's no export on them.
-I don't know why, I can't tell you.
-Brinley sends his pigs
-to Rob Rattray's processing unit.
-Rob has been a butcher
-for almost 40 years.
-What changes has he seen
-in the pig sector?
-More meat is imported from Europe,
-Dutch and Danish bacon.
-A lot more comes in.
-There are fewer pig farmers
-in Wales as a result.
-It's one sector that might benefit
-I want to see it happening.
-It might help pig farmers
-because less bacon will be imported.
-Is it difficult for you,
-as someone who sells local meat...
-..to compete with cheaper imports?
-It's impossible to compete
-with them on price...
-..but Brinley supplies me
-with pigs every week.
-at the abattoir in Tregaron.
-Everything is processed
-in this unit and sold in the shop.
-I pay the same price
-throughout the year.
-I know how much the pigs
-..and I try and keep the price
-the same each week for the customer.
-I pay more to Brinley for the pigs
-to keep him in business.
-He's been keeping pigs
-for almost 50 years.
-I want to keep him in business
-and I want his pigs every week.
-I want him to know where he stands.
-I have the same quality of pigs
-throughout the year.
-The bacon and sausages are slightly
-more expensive in the shop...
-..than the Dutch bacon...
-..but last weekend
-I had a customer from Hull...
-..and he wanted to take 30lbs
-of bacon back to Hull with him.
-He said it was the tastiest bacon
-he'd ever tried.
-It's worth paying
-that little bit extra for quality.
-Finally, from pigs to hens.
-Cabinet Secretary Lesley Griffiths
-..that bird flu controls
-would be lifted on April 30...
-..although there is a temporary
-suspension on some bird gatherings.
-Wales' chief veterinary officer
-..that all poultry owners
-should remain vigilant...
-..and keep an eye out
-for signs of the disease...
-..and contact their vets
-if they have any concerns.
-If you have any suspicions, contact
-the Animal and Plant Health Agency.
-That's all for this week.
-Join us again next week.
-Until then, from the NEC
-in Birmingham, cheerio to you all!
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Cyfres gylchgrawn am faterion cefn gwlad. Countryside and farming magazine.